Black Actors Who Won Emmy Awards

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  • Olivia Cole
  • Louis Gossett, Jr.
  • James Earl Jones
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Charles Dutton
  • Loretta Devine
  • Jackée Harry
  • Gail Fisher
  • Madge Sinclair
  • Ruby Dee
  • Bill Cosby
  • Whitney Houston
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Sarah Vaughan
  • Esther Rolle
  • Jeffrey Wright
  • Leontyne Price
  • Wayne Brady
  • Spike Lee
  • Halle Berry Emmy Awards
  • Isabel Sanford
  • Cicely Tyson
  • Lynn Whitfield
  • Alfre Woodard
  • S. Epatha Merkerson
  • Roscoe Lee Browne

James Earl Jones

Known for a golden voice, the Mississippi native won three Emmys, his most famous being two wins in 1991 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Gabriel's Fire and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Heat Wave.  

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